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Coronavirus – today’s numbers

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The Scottish Government has announced another 640 cases of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in Scotland since yesterday.Sadly, 7 new deaths have been reported in the...

Prince’s Trust warns of fear of unemployment among young people

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The Prince's Trust warns today that around half of young people in Scotland are scared of being unemployed as a result of the pandemic.The charity has now...

Coronavirus – today’s numbers

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The Scottish Government has announced another 806 cases of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in Scotland since yesterday.In Lothian 180 cases have been reported. Over...

Coronavirus – Scottish Government issues guidance to students

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The Scottish Government has issued guidance on the position regarding students living away from home in halls and flats.Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science has...

Coronavirus – New walk through testing centre open now at Usher Hall

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A new walk-through coronavirus testing centre has opened in Edinburgh. The new facility is being provided by the UK Government as part of a UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of...

Letter from Scotland

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“Do not visit family or friends in their homes or gardens.”  It’s not a return to “lockdown” but another turn of the screw in the struggle to hold down the coronavirus. 

Covid-19 – Joint statement from all UK governments

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This is a joint statement from the UK Government, Northern Ireland Executive, Scottish Government and Welsh Government:Covid-19 threatens lives, health, prosperity and our way of life. We have...

Coronavirus – Countries added to the quarantine list

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The Scottish Government has announced that travellers from four more countries must quarantine on arrival into Scotland from Saturday morning.Travellers from Denmark, Iceland, Slovakia and Curacao, in the...

Coronavirus – Scottish Government issues stricter new nationwide guidelines

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The Scottish Government has announced the daily update on Scottish cases of coronavirus as at today, 22 September 2020:383 new cases of COVID-19 reported; this is 7.6% of newly tested individuals. 1 new reported...

Coronavirus – First Minister warns of more restrictions ahead

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At Monday's briefing on the Covid-19 pandemic, First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon was frank in explaining that there will be more restrictions within 48 hours.Numbers of cases are...

Council announces Central Library will open a week earlier than planned

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Following some pointed discussion at the Culture and Communities committee earlier this week, it has been announced that six of the city's libraries will open more quickly than first thought.

Coronavirus – cluster of cases at Edinburgh Napier University housing

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NHS Lothian’s Health Protection team are investigating a cluster of cases who have tested positive for Covid-19 in Edinburgh Napier University’s Bainfield student accommodation.To respect and maintain patient...

Coronavirus – National Records of Scotland announce weekly figures

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The National Records of Scotland (NRS) announce weekly figures each Wednesday confirming the number of deaths involving Covid-19As at 13 September 2020, a total of 4,236 deaths have been registered...

Coffee, coronavirus and the uncertain future of high street cafe culture

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 Jennifer Ferreira, Coventry UniversityBefore coronavirus hit, the UK had a thriving coffee shop culture, with around 26,000 coffee shops across the country. But...

Coronavirus – Protect Scotland App now available for download

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is encouraging all smartphone users in Scotland to download NHS Scotland’s new contact tracing app to help suppress the spread of coronavirus.The Protect Scotland...

Reflections of Scotland art competition – closing date on Monday

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Entries for a national art competition and exhibition which aims to provide a record of the Covid-19 lockdown for generations to come must be submitted by Monday 14 September 2020.

East Lothian Council to mothball a number of public buildings

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterTown halls and libraries are among a list of council-owned buildings which will remain ‘mothballed’ for the foreseeable future.East...

Coronavirus – Victoria Bar closes temporarily

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The owners of Victoria Bar on Leith Walk in Edinburgh have temporarily closed the premises from today.One of their regular customers confirmed overnight that they...

Leith Distillery cleaning up

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During the height of the pandemic, many turned to making hand sanitiser.One of those was Fraser Mair (24) who graduated from Northumbria University in 2019. He...

Scottish Government announces reintroduction of lockdown restrictions in Grampian

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At today's media briefing on Covid-19 the First Minister has reintroduced lockdown restrictions in Grampian.Bars and cafés in Aberdeen will close again in the wake of 54...

Scottish Government plans contact tracing app

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A contact tracing app to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect system is now in development.The Scottish Government is working towards having a proximity tracing app...

Coronavirus – FM addresses parliament on next steps in Phase 3 including reopening of...

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Many will be disappointed that the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has not yet announced the reopening of gyms and swimming pools, but she did announce to Holyrood today that those shielding...

Coronavirus – some dental procedures reintroduced in August

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NHS dental practices are to re-introduce a range of procedures, such as the use of drills, on a limited basis.Practices have been able to see NHS...

Quarantine measures reintroduced for those arriving from Spain – from midnight tonight

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Catalonia has today announced new lockdown measures in light of new cases of Covid-19. Bars and restaurants are being closed tonight due to a rise in coronavirus case in the north...

Government give approval for drive in events from Wednesday

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The Scottish Government has announced today that Scotland’s live event sector now has the green light to hold drive-in entertainment from Wednesday 22 July 2020.Live concerts,...

Coronavirus – First Minister announces Scotland now moving into Phase 3 and out of...

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The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced the relaxation of Covid-19 measures and Scotland is now moving towards Phase 3 on the route map out of lockdown in Holyrood today.

Coronavirus – government to announce moving to Phase 3 today

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The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, will address parliament at 12.20pm and update MSPs on the government's response to Covid-19.This will be a hybrid session with some...

Numbers from National Records of Scotland

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National Records of Scotland publish the number of deaths as a result of Covid-19 on Wednesday each week.Deaths involving COVID-19Week 27 – 29th June to 5th July 2020

Coronavirus – restrictions lifted in Dumfries and Galloway

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Local restrictions in Dumfries and Galloway have been lifted following a cluster of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases last week in the Annan and Gretna areas.The outbreak is...

Add your coronavirus memories to Edinburgh Collected

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Central Library’s Edinburgh and Scottish Collection have a long history of collecting material relating to the changing life and times of the city.Today, they also collect...
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